PJT Partners picks next general counsel

Nov 09, 2020
David Travin is currently deputy general counsel at PJT

NYSE-listed PJT Partners has picked David Travin for promotion to become its next general counsel, effective January 1, 2021. He has been deputy general counsel for PJT Partners since joining the company in December 2016.

Travin succeeds James Cuminale, who joined the company as general counsel in 2015. Cuminale will retire from his present role and remain at the company, initially to help with the transition and then to offer legal advice on transactions.

Before joining the company, Travin spent five years at UBS where he was mainly involved in handling litigation and regulatory investigations for UBS’ investment bank in the Americas. He was previously a member of the legal department of Deutsche Bank, where he similarly worked on litigation and regulatory investigations for Deutsche Bank’s investment bank in the Americas.

Before joining PJT Partners, Cuminale was chief legal officer at Nielsen Holdings. He previously spent more than a decade as executive vice president for corporate development, general counsel and secretary of PanAmSat Corporation and PanAmSat Holding Corporation.

‘It has been an honor to work with the entire team at PJT Partners since our earliest days,’ Cuminale says in a statement. ‘David is an exceptional leader and has been an essential member of the legal team since the day he joined PJT Partners. He will be an extraordinary addition to the firm’s senior management as PJT Partners continues to build on its strong momentum.’

‘Over the past four years, David has consistently provided prudent counsel and valuable insight on a range of legal, financial and corporate matters to the benefit of our firm and clients,’ chair and CEO Paul Taubman states.

‘Along with the board of directors and management team, I am confident that David is ideally positioned to succeed Jim, who has played a vital role guiding PJT Partners since our formation. We are delighted Jim will remain with PJT Partners such that we can continue to benefit from his senior corporate leadership experience providing legal and regulatory advice around complex transactions.’


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